Fact Friday.

OK so my kiddies are always telling me random facts Madam especially loves sitting on my laptop finding out information about all sorts as I am sure many kids do.

So for fun every week I am going to do a fact Friday where I will let my kids find out Facts on a certain subject that we can put on here,If you would like to join in or get your kiddies to find some fun facts let me know and we can make this a weekly Linky.When one week has finished at the bottom of the post I will put the next weeks fact topic and you can link up with what you have found on the Friday.

Let me know if you would be interested if not I will still be doing this as my kids love doing it.

So lets say we will do 10 Facts per week

This week my kids have chosen Giraffes since they really enjoyed seeing them on our trip to the zoo.




A couple of pictures we got while there.

  1. Giraffes can go without water longer than a camel and when they do drink they can drink around 12 gallons at one time.
  2.  Although a giraffe’s neck is 1.5 – 1.8 metres, it contains the same number of vertebrae at a human neck.
  3.  Giraffe’s tongue is almost 2 feet long. 
  4.  An adult giraffe’s heart is 2 feet long and weighs about 20 pounds. 
  5.  Giraffes’ life span is 20-28 years. 
  6. Each time a giraffe picks up its neck it picks up 550 pounds! 
  7.  Giraffe footprints are 12 inches and 9 inches wide. 
  8. Newborn giraffe calves begin their lives by falling 6 feet to the ground.
  9.  Oxpecker birds like to help giraffes by eating bugs off their backs
  10. The giraffe has a relative, the okapi, that has a much shorter neck. The okapi live in the forests of the Congo and are somewhat solitary animals. 

47 comments:

  1. Wow, they can drink around 12 gallons at one time! That's crazy. I learned a lot today!

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  2. You forgot that they have black tongues!! That was always my favorite giraffe fact.

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  3. I had no idea that giraffes could go without water for such long periods of time. They are very interesting animals.

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  4. How awesome is that? Giraffe's are so stinking cool!

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  5. Giraffe's are one of my favorite animals and yet I did not know about them going so long without water. That is great that your kids want to learn more about things enough to research them.

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  6. Ha! I have one for you weirdly enough...Giraffe's are pregnant for 15 months! We are expecting a new baby giraffe at our zoo and they were talking about it last night on the news. Never thought I would use that piece of info! I love the idea of Friday Facts!

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  7. So many cool facts about giraffes! A zoo about an hour from us had a baby giraffe born there about 2 years ago. It was so neat to go see Kiko when he was so much smaller.

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  8. I once read an article about giraffes and they are amazing creatures. Love this idea.

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  9. I did not know #1. That is interesting.

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  10. I love giraffes! Can not even imagine that 2 foot long tongue!

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  11. Very interesting facts! My daughter fed a giraffe a carrot a few years back and freaked out over how long his tongue was when it shot out of his mouth to grab the carrot!

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  12. Just got the best lesson in giraffe's. Who knew they can store more water than a camel. I'm going to give my daughters a quick quiz.

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  13. Fascinating creatures - I love giraffes and they're always my favorite at the zoo.

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  14. I love Giraffe's! I think they are really beautiful animals.

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  15. I love Fact Friday! It's very interesting. I didn't know that a giraffe could drink 12 GALLONS of water at one time.

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  16. I love giraffes too. I just heard a sad story about one on the news...hit his head and passed away while being transported :(

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  17. These are some awesome facts. I REALLY love giraffes. Our local zoo has one and I think they're beautiful.

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  18. Very cool facts! We love seeing the giraffes at the drive thru wildlife park and feeding them through the sunroof.

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  19. Cool facts. We just saw the new giraffes at our zoo a few weeks ago. I like okapi i think they're neat

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  20. My sons love giraffes. They're so cute!

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  21. That is the heaviest neck I've ever heard of. Their bones must be huge if they have the same number of vertebrae as humans. I'll have to share these with my kiddo, he loves giraffes.

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  22. I always thought a giraffe's neck would have more vertebrae than ours did! That's really neat to know.

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  23. I have a friend who loves giraffes will have to pass this one to her. She will definitely love to read it.

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  24. I love this! I read every one of those carefully. I had no idea a giraffe heart was so large!

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  25. I love learning facts I can't imagine having to pick up 550 lbs every time I picked up my neck!

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  26. Very cool, I love learning little facts like this! And poor baby... falling 6 feet?!?

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  27. I love learning facts about wild animals. Thanks!

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  28. Wow had no idea but giraffes are one of our favorites! I love how big they are!!

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  29. I love Giraffes too, but had no idea about most of those facts. I'll definitely have to share with my kids. :)

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  30. Giraffes are so adorable. I love them, such cool animals. Amber N

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  31. OMG 12 gallons of water! Yipes!

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  32. Those are some awesome facts and I actually had no idea about a few of them. Who would have known that they go could longer than a camel without water.

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  33. Their necks are so heavy, wow! That is so crazy!

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  34. I did not know any of that about giraffes. Learn something new every day! I'm going to pass along these fun facts to my kids.

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  35. Those are great facts about giraffes. Welcome to the world giraffe. Look out below.

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  36. Giraffe's are so cool, I think! They are one of my favorites at the zoo. The last two things I've heard about them in the news have been cases of animal cruelty, so I hope your post can bring some more awareness to the amazing animals they are!

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  37. What an amazing animal! I can't believe how large their hearts are!!

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  38. I didn't realize how big they are! That's an insane amount of water

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  39. This is such a great way to get kids to learn! Allowing them to choose what to learn about will keep them interested.

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  40. Love Giraffe's. I had no idea they could drink 12 gallons of water !

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  41. They are one of the coolest looking animals ever. We JUST got our first two giraffes at our zoo. The kids at school were super excited to go visit them.

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  42. Whoa! I did not know that much about giraffes. I seriously thought the camel could go longest without water, amazing!

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  43. Awesome! I had no idea about giraffes. Thanks for the great facts and pictures!

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  44. Wow love the facts. That is a lot of water!

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  45. I just learned this weekend that their heart weigh 24 lbs! Takes a lot of muscle to get blood to their heads!

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  46. I love this idea! Not only will our kids learn, but we will too! :)

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